In swimming:Irvine 89, Newport Harbor 81--The hosts...

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In swimming:

Irvine 89, Newport Harbor 81--The hosts had world-record holder Aaron Peirsol back, but Irvine had too much depth and won the Sea View League boys’ meet.

The Vaqueros, winners of the last two Southern Section Division I titles, won only three of 11 events but swept the top three spots in the 100 breaststroke to take a 10-point lead heading into the final race.

Earlier this week, Peirsol returned from Moscow, where he set the short-course world record in the 200 backstroke and led the U.S. to a world record in the 400 medley relay. On Friday, Peirsol won the 200 individual medley in 1 minute 59.11 seconds, the 100 butterfly in 53.64 and anchored the winning 400 freestyle relay (3:23.82).


Dan Arritt